The Car Finance Company says it meets every customer who takes out one of its loans, with a field sales team that travels around car dealerships. The Portsmouth company claims that this customer care has helped it to expand sales to an annualised £53.9m, which represents interest on the loans that it grants. Founded by executive chairman Mark Smith, 46, it focuses on lending to people who find it difficult to get bank loans. Pinebrook Partners acquired a majority stake for an undisclosed sum in March.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank10
CompanyThe Car Finance Company
ActivityVehicle finance provider
LocationPortsmouth
Annual sales rise over 3 years119.43%
Latest sales £000s†*53,918
Staff400
Founded2007
Websitewww.thecarfinancecompany.co.uk

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* supplied by company † annualised figure